October 2019 * Explore Excellence*
10/4 Uptown Jungle Fundraiser 1pm-5pm
10/7 Reading Under the Stars 4pm-6pm
10/7-10/10 Academic Parent Teacher Teams
10/7-10/11 Scholastic Book Fair
10/14-10/18 Fall Break-NO SCHOOL
10/22 PTO Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm (live streaming on Facebook)
10/23 Fall Picture Retakes & Chipotle Dine Out 5pm-9pm
11/11 No School-Veteran's Day
11/19 PTO Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm (live streaming on Facebook)
11/27-11/29 NO School-Thanksgiving Break
12/4 Chili's Dine Out Night
12/12 Winter Musical
Calling ALL Families: Academic Parent Teacher Teams
Each classroom will have a 75 minute session with all families to look and discuss where your child is at in reading and math, learn a fun way to help your child at home, and set a goal for your child. This will be extremely interactive and you will leave with tools to support your child's academic growth.
While you are attending your child's Academic Parent Teacher Team your school age children get to have a fun filled ART NIGHT in the gymnasium! We can't wait to see what they create.
Here is the schedule for Academic Parent Teacher Teams
Monday, October 7th 5pm-6:15pm: Mrs. Davis & Mrs. Leonard's Parents/Guardians & ART Night
Tuesday, October 8th 5pm-6:15pm: Mrs. Collins & Ms. Wilken's Parents/Guardians & ART Night
Wednesday, October 9th 5pm-6:15pm: Ms. Cooper & Ms. Coppola's Parents/Guardians & ART Night
Thursday, October 10th 5pm-6:15pm: Mrs. Tuhy & Ms. LaMarsh's Parents/Guardians & ART Night
Scholastic Book Fair!!
Tuesday 10/8 7:30am-8:00am + 4:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 10/9 7:30am-8:00am + 4:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 10/10 7:30am-8:00am + 3:15pm-6:30pm
Friday 10/11 12:00pm-1:00pm
We need volunteers for our Scholastic Book Fair Monday 10/7-Thursday 10/10 3:15pm-6:30pm. Please email Heather Coats email@example.com if you are available. You do not need your Fingerprint Clearance Card for this event.
Food Drive (HOPE CLUB)
This quarter we are seeing which classroom earns a pizza party! Also, when a class earns 10 pepperonis they all get a dress down day.
Remember it is the law in Arizona that all students must be in school 90% of the time. This means the most days they can miss in a school year is 18 days. Please be sure to get your child to school on time and regularly.
1) Please either pull around and wait in the car line or park in the DU parking lot and walk to get your child. **Our surrounding businesses ask that you do not park on their property.**
2) Help us remind your child to walk to your car.
3) Always pull all the way forward to keep the line moving.
4) Be alert since we have many kids getting into cars at the same time.
5) Report any issues to the office by calling (623)974-4827.
Thank you for helping us to keep our kids safe.
Empty Water Bottles
Mrs. Sully, our art teacher, needs 500 empty water bottles to create a chihuly inspired art structure on our campus! :)
Dry Erase Markers
Our school needs as many dry erase markers as possible. Our students use these everyday to do work on whiteboards. :)
Gently Used Books
We need more books! If your son/daughter has old books they are no longer interested we are happy to take them off your hands. We need:
-Fiction Picture Books
-YA Chapter Books
Empty Water Bottles
Dry Erase Markers
Interested in Volunteering?
Please read our Volunteer Handbook. In order to volunteer at Discover U, you must have the following:
- Level 1 IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Completed Volunteer Registration Form
- A Pre-arranged Schedule (Teacher/Administration)
We ask that volunteers make alternative arrangements for non-school age children when volunteering to minimize classroom distractions.
Angela Wegner, Principal
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